Mike Moore lost his fight with prostate cancer on July 14, 2002, at the age of 58.
My father’s battle with prostate cancer was relatively short. After just a year-and-a-half, he passed away from this disease. Because of this, I can’t stress enough the importance of getting regular screenings and being proactive in learning about this strain of cancer.
Those of you who knew our dad very likely didn’t think of him as a victim of prostate cancer. You probably remember his bellowing laugh, obsession with Dr. Pepper, his lifelong quest to find arrowheads in the desert, and that Tom Selleck-style mustache. The kind of man who never met a stranger, he made friends wherever he went. He was a loving husband, an amazing role model for his kids, a loyal friend to many, and a man of great faith. Most of all, we just miss that “big kid” who’s idea of a perfect day was exploring old castle ruins and spending time laughing with all of us. We miss you forever and look forward to the day when we will see you again.
“Oh how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
Wish I could see the angels’ faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing
So go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son”